Not too long ago personal trainers were exclusively for celebrities and the very rich but nowadays it’s a massive industry with PTs even coming out to your home to train you.
We have realised the benefit of using someone who has the knowledge to guide us in our health and fitness but who also provides us with accountability to make sure we get the job done, stick to the program and get the results we are looking for.The personal coaching industry has grown along exactly the same lines, with more and more people using coaches to help them achieve the lives they have always wanted.
In today’s world we are expected to perform on a huge number of stages from work to home life, from our personal relationships to our health and fitness with most of this being expected with little or no outside help or guidance. This is where coaches come in.
So what are the benefits of using a coach?
Firstly coaching provides clarity, it allows you to see exactly where you are now, where you want to be and how you can get there. Coaching will help you set out goals that you really want to achieve and provide a step by step plan to achieving them.
Once you have clarity of where you are and where you want to be coaching can then help bridge the gap between the two. In many cases it’s likely you have tried to achieve these goals before but without the right strategies to get you to them you are likely to fail.
A coach will ensure you have all the tools you need to work towards your goals and overcome the inevitable pitfalls along the way.
This is one of the key benefits of using a coach, the tools and strategies that keep you moving forward towards your goals when things don’t go as planned.
Mike Tyson said ‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth’. We are no different, we have plans to hit the gym every day, eat healthily or work on that business idea until life punches us in the mouth.
It’s at these times that a coach can guide you back on course, to help you fall forwards towards your goals not backwards to where you’ve always been. These strategies not only help you overcome these pitfalls but can also get you to your goals more quickly.
This brings us to one of those tools which is a major benefit of using a coach – accountability.
A coach will provide someone to answer to, someone who will hold you accountable not only for the goals themselves but each step on the way towards them. We get to where we want to be by making progress every day, having someone to keep an eye on that daily progress massively increases your motivation and makes your goals so much more achievable.
Finally, once you have achieved your goals a good coach will give you ways to ensure you lock in these changes, providing you with ways to not only maintain your achievements but also to use them as a springboard to make your next-level goals and further changes.
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Head Coach – JPDV